This book addresses specific issues involving local control over energy sources and energy uses, including environmental aspects of decentralized and centralized energy supply systems and energy conservation. It considers social and institutional concerns as well as technical and economic issues.
Part 1: The Policy Framework 1. Energy Conservation and Energy Decentralization: Issues and Prospects 2. Decentralized Renewables: The Environmental Dimension 3. Comparative Analysis of Decentralized Energy Studies Part 2: Institutional Experience 4. Dueling the Devil in the Energy Wars Part 3: Action Programs 5. Building an Equitable Solar Future: A Primer on How not to Bungle the Energy Transition Part 4: International Perspective 6. Sweden Beyond Oil: Nuclear Commitments and Solar Options